Rossendale Borough Council

Community and living

People of Rossendale at the Halo

Recycling, rubbish and waste

Including information on what can go in each of your bins, recycling, bulky items and commercial waste.

Street care and cleaning

We regularly sweep the roads and empty the litter bins around the Borough. We also arrange for the removal of abandoned vehicles and graffiti.

Report a parks/street care issue

Using this form you can notify us of issue in your area involving graffiti, litter, fly-tipping, fouling, abandoned vehicles, playgrounds, parks or other general street care issues.


Find out about Rossendale's Markets in Bacup, Haslingden and Rawtenstall and how to become a trader.

Neighbourhood forums

Find out about how your local Neighbourhood Forum is helping to improve your local community and how you can get involved in shaping services in your area.

Bereavement Services

During this difficult time find out about our council run cemeteries, services available from the council and other support and assistance.

Emergency planning

Emergency Planning is about preparing for, and when necessary, responding to major emergencies that affects the people or environment of Rossendale.

Community Right to Challenge

The Community Right to Challenge is part of the Localism Act 2011.  The Right to Challenge came into force on 27 June 2012.  It is intended to make it easier for voluntary and community groups or council employees to bid to run council services.

Community Right to Bid: Assets of Community Value

The Community Right to Bid (also known as ‘Assets of Community Value’) is part of the Localism Act 2011.  The Right to Bid gives communities a right to identify ‘up front’ a building or other land that they believe to be of importance to their community’s social well-being. Parishes and community organisation (must meet criteria) can nominate a building or land to be listed on an Assets of Community Value Register. Nominations may not be made by individuals or principal local authorities themselves. The Right covers private as well as public assets.

Unauthorised Encampments

Find out about the Council's joint protocol for managing unauthorised encampments within Rossendale, as well as how to report an unauthorised encampment and advice for land owners.

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Community engagement

Find out how we can work with your residents groups, charities and community groups, to help you develop, receive funding and work more closely with the council.

Pest control

Pest Control Officers will deal with pests that are harmful to public health. For example: rats, mice, cockroaches, ants, fleas, bed bugs and wasp nests.

Help direct

Help Direct is a new service for all adults in East Lancashire funded by Lancashire County Council.  We aim to be your first port of call to get access to the practical support, guidance and information you need to get the most out of life.

Community Asset Transfer

A Community Asset Transfer is where the ownership and/or management of a Council owed asset are handed over to a community based organisation. This would usually be through long term lease or management agreement.

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Rossendale Ward Profiles

Equality Policy

The Rossendale Forum Downloads

Rossendale Community Engagement Strategy

Cemetery Rules and Regulations

Community Right to Challenge Documents

Unauthorised Encampment Documents

Assets of Community Value Register - Community Right to Bid

Children & Young People Dragons Den Competition Form

Have you got an idea for Rossendale's Dragons' Den?

Community Right to Bid: Assets of Community Value Documents

Hyndburn Apprentice Event

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Rossendale Youth Council Activities

Unitied Utilities Roadworks Information Leaflets

Community Rights - Overview Guide

Rawtenstall Masterplan Consultation - Spinning Point Flyer

Former Valley Centre Rawtenstall - Town Centre Masterplan - Public Consultation

Valley Centre Plans

Footpath 663 (part) at Rockcliffe Road Bacup Public Path Extinguishment Order

Bank Street Leaflets By St Mary's Primary School, Rawtenstall

Summer Fun 2016

Primary Care Access

Working Towards a Dementia Friendly Rossendale

Rawtenstall Town Centre Masterplan Consultation

Affordable Warmth Scheme

East Lancashire Hospitals Trust Dementia Strategy Workshop 8th December 2014

White Ribbon Campaign

Christmas in Rossendale 2014

Improving Public Space in Waterfoot

Winter Service Bulletin

Temporary Rolling Road Closure for Reap Moss Wind Farm

Up and Active Rossendale Pledge Form

Dale Moor - Shared Ownership Homes

Temporary Road Closures

Rawtenstall Town Centre Consultation Leaflet

Remembrance Sunday 2015 Schedule of Commemorations

Smokefree Cars - Guidance

Big Energy Savings Week

Winter Briefing Information From LCC

Reaps Moss Community Benefit Fund is Open

Christmas In Rossendale

£500 Flood Funding Policy

Flood Funding Advice Leaflet

RBC 2015/16 Council Tax Flooding Relief Scheme

RBC 2015/16 NNDRFlooding Relief Scheme

Flood Resilience Grant

Responding to Major Floods

Flood Re

Improvements to Waterfoot Town Centre

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